Easy Eats: French Toast Roll Ups


French Toasts Roll Ups:

prep time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4-5 minutes

over all time: 15 minutesfrench toast


3-4 slices of any type of bread (your choice)

4 strawberries

2 or 3 eggs


2 teaspoons of cinnamon

3 teaspoons of granulated sugar

Optional: syrup or powdered sugar

If desired, other fruit works to.  Makes great strawberry banana roll ups


  1. Remove crust on all sides of bread.FT2.jpg
  2.  At one of the short sides on the bread spread a good amount of Nutella. Be careful not to put too much on or it might not roll up.
  3. Wash, cut, and layer on the strawberries or your choice fruit on top of the nutella half. Make sure to cut up the fruit relatively small so that it’s easier to roll.  Once the Nutella and fruit are placed on the edge, roll till the end of the bread.GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA
  4. Whisk two or three eggs in a medium bowl set aside.
  5. Combine the cinnamon and sugar on a flat plate.


6.   Here comes the messy part: carefully dunk in the egg making sure to coat the whole                roll.  Then, roll in the cinnamon sugar till completely covered.

7.  Take the rolls and cook them in a greased pan on the stove.  It doesn’t take to                            long to cook these, but do make sure the egg is cooked through.


8. Once cooked top with either syrup or powdered sugar and eat.


Easy Eats: Pizza Mac & Cheese



Pizza Mac & Cheese:

prep time: 0 minutes  cook time: 50-60 minutes   overall time 50-60 minutes

Serves 4


2 cups of any macaroni noodles

a bag of mini pepperoni

2 cups of half and half

½ cup of marinara

¾ teaspoon of dried oregano

½ cup of sun dried tomatoes

1 teaspoon of crushed red pepper

italian or regular bread crumbs

¼ cup of cream cheese parmesan

8 oz of shredded sharp cheddar cheese

3 oz of shredded mozzarella cheese



  1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the noodles once boiling.  Cook the noodles til tender.GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA3. Strain pasta, set aside about 1 cup of noodle water for additional steps later on.

    4. In a sauce pan, combine half & half, oregano, and crushed red pepper place over heat to simmer for 15 minutes stirring often.

    GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA5. Add cream cheese and stir so that there are no chunks in mixture. Once that is done mix in the cheddar and mozzarella cheese until sauce is smooth.

    6. Add the macaroni and the previously set aside cup of water. Will soak up the excess liquid.

    GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA7. Stir in the marinara sauce, sun dried tomatoes and mini pepperoni.


    CB11.jpg8. Once thoroughly mixed pour into a 13×9 inch pan. Evenly sprinkle the breadcrumbs and Parmesan over the baking pan.

    9. Put into the oven for 10 minutes to lightly brown the noodles and bread crumbs until crispy.CB15

10. Take out the let stand 10 minutes then serve.


All about staying positive for Lady Braves

Let’s be honest, the season hasn’t exactly gone the way the Lady Braves would have of hoped prior to the start of the season.

With only four games remaining in the regular season, the program is currently 6-15 overall and 1-7 in conference play. Despite the losing record, the team remains confident they can finish the season strong just in time for the playoffs. Continue reading “All about staying positive for Lady Braves”

Mallards’ downward spiral across the ice


Image courtesy of Anna Headley

The Quad City Mallards have been on a downward slope since the beginning of December. There have been 21 games played between December 6 and January 31, and only seven victories.   Of those 14 losses, eight have been decided by more than one goal. The most substantial loss for the Mallards came on January 17 against the Kalamazoo Wings; the final score was 7-2. Continue reading “Mallards’ downward spiral across the ice”

Down the hall, to the left: capturing abnormal rummage


Image courtesy of JoyAnna Sturgeon

When  thinking of garbage, most think of trash as a daily obstacle.  No one stops to wonder about what actually happens to the garbage and what it could bring to someone one with an artistic look on decomposing trash. When sitting down to look into the photographs of Kyle Petersen, having come across photos of decomposing trash or thrown out objects that most people consider useless.   Continue reading “Down the hall, to the left: capturing abnormal rummage”

Knitting for life: OhLeahLeah


Image courtesy of Leah Sprott

“I started working with yarn by knitting with toothpicks when I was about 5.”

My eyes bugged wide and I could feel my ears raise.

“My mom must have run out of knitting needles, but I think she taught me to crochet around 12 or 13. I stuck to knitting for quite a while and then bounced back to crochet because it seemed quicker and life was busier.”

Continue reading “Knitting for life: OhLeahLeah”

T Time: Approaching march madness

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 04: The Wilson basketball with the Final Four logo is seen as the Florida Gators practice ahead of the 2014 NCAA Men's Final Four at AT&T Stadium on April 4, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)Image courtesy of sportingnews.com

This season of college basketball has had a lot to offer, such as the usual upsets, exciting players,and pleasant surprises. A strong indication of just how this season is playing out, is the fact that the defending National Champion Duke Blue Devils have fallen out of the top 25. Then you have more of a football school in Oklahoma, being lead by arguably the nation’s best player, Buddy Hield, holding down the number one spot in the country. Continue reading “T Time: Approaching march madness”